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SteelSeries Siberia v3 Prism RGB Gaming Headset Review

SteelSeries Siberia v3 Prism RGB Gaming Headset Review
With upgraded features boasting 16.8 million color LEDs in each earcup, does the performance of the Siberia v3 Prism RGB match the upgraded looks?
By: Chris Smith | Headsets in Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Jul 22, 2015 2:17 am
TweakTown Rating: 87%Manufacturer: SteelSeries

Introduction

 

Anthony reviewed the SteelSeries Siberia v3 headset just earlier this year, giving it a best value award coupled with an 86% rating.

 

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The previous v3 model was applauded for improvements over previous editions, the price was a major positive and the sound quality was decent. What did let it down was a 1-2 hour usability window (before it became uncomfortable) and it being a little small in size for those with larger heads.

 

Now SteelSeries is back at it again with the Siberia v3, releasing the Prism. Toting 16.8 million colors available for display in each earcup through the might of LEDs and SteelSeries software, this edition sets to improve on the looks department, whilst still keeping the sleek SteelSeries style we all know well. Are there any other improvements made and will the colors alone raise the overall score? Read on to find out.

 

 

Specifications

 

Providing a 2.0 sound setup through a single USB connection, the SteelSeries Siberia v3 Prism headset runs off the "SteelSeries Engine 3 software" and features customizable LEDs in each earcup, enabling users to display one of 16.8 million colors to anyone that looks.

 

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Explained on the official website as utilizing upgraded audio drivers over previous models, the v3 Prism offers a frequency of 10 - 28,000 Hz, an impedance of 35 Ohm and a SPL@1kHz of 102dB. The retractable microphone further features a unidirectional pickup, a frequency of 50 - 16,000 Hz, an impedance of

Product Summary Breakdown

Performance89%
Quality including Design and Build95%
General Features90%
Bundle and Packaging70%
Value for Money90%
Overall TweakTown Rating87%

The Bottom Line: The sound and features are certainly enough to justify a purchase. However, those with a big head or looking for punchy bass will need to steer clear.

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